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please bear with me here because I don't really know what I'm talking about...


I used to have Uverse for TV/internet/phone. One thing that was nice was since it was hooked up by coax, I could plug my PS3 into the back of one of my set top boxes via ethernet and have a wired connection to play games online.


I canned Uverse because of crappy picture quality, except for the internet. Directv came out and installed 2 HD-DVR's and one regular HD receiver (non-DVR). They also installed a DECA broadband adapter that sits in between my wall connection and my Uverse residential gateway. My understanding is they did this so I would get all the on demand stuff, capability to program my DVR online, etc.


Now, my question: can I do the same thing as before and hook a patch cable between my PS3 and DVR and have a wired connection to get online and play games? If so, the only problem is the room where the PS3 is has the non DVR box, and there is no ethernet port on it. If it can be done, I would be willing to pay for another DVR, since that will be far cheaper than me having to run cable from my Uverse RG to the room where I need it. It is upstairs above the garage, and wireless doesn't seem to be an option.


I hope this makes sense...let me know if it does not and I will attempt to clarify.
 

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Sounds like you have an H25 receiver there.

With a couple of coax jumpers, you could add one of these:
http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp...u=874409002404


And connect one of these to feed your PS3
http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp...28DECABB1R0%29


It has never been a good idea to use the second network port on the DVRs as it wasn't ever intended to be used, and when it is, it takes CPU cycles away from the DVR functions.


Another option would be "just" one of these, as it has a pass through coax path, and can be used as a wired connection.
http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp...it-%28CCK-W%29


These are much cheaper from DirecTV's website.
 

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Sounds like you have an H25 receiver there.

With a couple of coax jumpers, you could add one of these:
http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp...u=874409002404


And connect one of these to feed your PS3
http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp...28DECABB1R0%29


It has never been a good idea to use the second network port on the DVRs as it wasn't ever intended to be used, and when it is, it takes CPU cycles away from the DVR functions.


Another option would be "just" one of these, as it has a pass through coax path, and can be used as a wired connection.
http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp...it-%28CCK-W%29


These are much cheaper from DirecTV's website.

Thanks for your reply. I'm interested in your last option, the CCK-W wireless thing. I went online and printed out the manual that comes with it, but I have a few questions. First off, the wireless aspect of this thing really doesn't matter since I have whole home DVR service, right? It looks like this thing sits between my wall jack and receiver and is hooked up with coax. Then I would plug my PS3 into the available ethernet port on the back.


My question is, can it be hooked up to my non DVR receiver, since this is the receiver closest to my PS3? Also, would I need to do any reconfig. to my DTV system, or would it be plug and play? Lastly, do you have a link to this thing on Directs website, because I apparently don't have sense enough to find it?


Thanks again for your help.
 

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Thanks for your reply. I'm interested in your last option, the CCK-W wireless thing. I went online and printed out the manual that comes with it, but I have a few questions. First off, the wireless aspect of this thing really doesn't matter since I have whole home DVR service, right? It looks like this thing sits between my wall jack and receiver and is hooked up with coax. Then I would plug my PS3 into the available ethernet port on the back.


My question is, can it be hooked up to my non DVR receiver, since this is the receiver closest to my PS3? Also, would I need to do any reconfig. to my DTV system, or would it be plug and play? Lastly, do you have a link to this thing on Directs website, because I apparently don't have sense enough to find it?


Thanks again for your help.

This is very flexible as to ways to connect. On pg 16 is how to connect it and they show a DVR, but it could be a H25 or H24 too.

Plug it in and wait a couple of mins. You should see the LEDs turn green, and then you're set. You could also use it as a wireless access point [I know someone has], but I haven't and not sure of the setup. It has a GUI that you can log into, but I don't think the manual covers this.


You'll need to log in to "my account" here: http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/index.jsp

Then "my equipment", and then Cinema connection kit, which should get you here:



Select the wireless "self install"
 
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